New bollards tidy up Rooley Moor Road
Date published: 21 June 2021
The new bollards blocking access onto Woodland Road, off Rooley Moor Road
New bollards have been installed in Meanwood at the junction of Woodland Road and Rooley Moor Road near the former Turner Brothers factory.
Concrete blocks which had previously blocked access to the road have now been replaced with new bollards.
For years, Woodland Road, just off Rooley Moor Road, has been a target for indiscriminate dumping of rubbish.
The road used to provide access to a car park at the former Turner Brothers Asbestos site and is now used by walkers to get to Healey Dell nature reserve.
Councillor Rachel Massey, who successfully applied for funding to the local Rochdale Township committee, said: “Residents in this area have faced this mess on Woodland Road for far too many years.
“For the thousands that pass each day, and those using the route into our local nature reserve, this does not set the expected standards of Rochdale. I have personally been asking for this to be investigated since being elected in May 2019, and am relieved to finally see progress and my efforts come to fruition.”
Fellow ward councillor Faisal Rana said: "This road has been a favourite spot for fly-tippers for many years.
“The council has tried to prevent indiscriminate dumping in the past by placing concrete boulders and plastic containers at the entrance to the road, but these were unsightly. It has really spoiled a nice walk along the road which leads to Healey Dell.
“What I can't understand is why people drive down here to dump their rubbish rather than driving to the tip?”
Newly-elected councillor Iram Faisal added: "The new bollards look so much better and have improved the area by continuing the footpath.”
Woodland Road is regularly litter-picked by volunteers to further improve the area. The ward councillors help by providing bags and arranging for them to be collected.
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